Corporate Social Responsibility
Strong commitment to all stakeholders
Hudson Group is committed to doing our part to help make the world a better place by focusing on three guiding pillars: our people, our corporate citizenship activities and our sustainability efforts.
We bring value to the world, not only in our stores and what we sell, but through our people. They are the heart of everything we do.
For 30 years, Hudson Group has provided travel essentials and specialty items to our customers, but the merchandise we sell is just part of our story. Our People are the heart of our business, and they bring our core purpose, being The Traveler’s Best Friend, to life. Our Company operates in the U.S. and Canada, with over 9,000 employees and nearly 1,000 stores. Our growth would not be possible without the ability to attract, identify, hire and retain strong talent.
Throughout the years, we have focused on expanding our North America business in a way that preserves the core values upon which our business was built, and upon which our culture is based. Our People embody our core values of passion, service, dedication, trust, innovation, and teamwork. While our customized approach to business is a point of distinction for us, we believe that it is our Company’s culture that truly brings us together and makes our business thrive.
Hudson Group has operations in 24 of the top 25 busiest airports in North America.
We care about the organizations we support and embrace programs that are important to employees and customers, such as those that help children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future, offering college scholarships, supporting servicemen and women, volunteering to make an impact, and lessening our environmental footprint.
In 2017, Hudson Group raised and donated more than $600,000 for Communities in Schools (CIS), the largest and leading dropout prevention group in the United States. CIS and its over 160 local affiliates in the U.S. work directly inside schools, building relationships that empower students to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Funds for the CIS organization are collected in Hudson and Hudson News stores located in airports, bus and rail terminals with counter-top boxes at registers. To date, Hudson Group has raised and donated more than $2.2 million for the cause, and has also supported various local programs in the communities we serve, including schools and libraries.
Helping Servicemen and Servicewomen
Hudson Group continues to partner with local charities in North America to provide support and engagement in the community, including the USO (United Service Organizations). Through local connections with USO chapters across the U.S., Hudson Group and its customers have helped keep America’s military service members connected to family and friends.
In 2017, Hudson Group reached a record milestone of $3 million in customer donations of phone cards to the military, sold at Hudson Booksellers, Hudson News, and Hudson airport store locations. The pre-activated AT&T cards allow troops to access the Internet and call home to their families and friends.
Hudson Group engages in various efforts to address the Company’s potential environmental impact. A few examples of initiatives that Hudson Group has introduced in order to reduce our environmental impact:
- separation of waste, recyclable products and compostable products;
- use of compostable silverware at airports with such requirements;
- construction of stores using sustainable and durable materials;
- donation of leftover food to foodbanks.